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Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Dr. Doris Martin, Silence Wins: Introverts Have Their Say
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference
Sylvia Lohken, Silence is Power: How to Show Presence and Command Attention
Nancy Ancowitz, Self-Promotion for Introverts
Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way
Dr. Laurie Helgoe, Introvert Power
Beth Buelow, The Introvert Entrepreneur
Writing from personal experience, the high-flying non-profit executive Jill Chang describes the incredible potential of the introverted personality in work and life, and offers practical methods for realizing that potential – in ourselves or in others – to its fullest.
It is all too common for us to describe people as either introverts or extroverts, and then to make assumptions about their character based on those broad categories. Moreover, many of the traits we associate with introverts – a solitary nature, poor communication skills, et cetera – are considered disadvantages in socialized environments like the workplace. Jill Chang begs to differ.
Writing from personal experience, high-flying non-profit executive and former sports agent Jill Chang describes the incredible potentialities of the introverted personality in work and in life, and offers practical methods for better understanding and realizing those potentialities to their fullest extent. Instead of expecting quiet individuals to learn to become social butterflies, we should understand how their personality traits make them valuable. Focus, listening skills, and the ability to inspire trust are only a few such qualities that an introverted person might easily cultivate.
After graduate school, Jill Chang entered the world of sports management, which was then entirely dominated by men. She proved that introversion doesn’t in any way equate to a lack of ambition; this book is her way of reminding both introverts and non-introverts of that crucial fact. For introverted readers, it offers tools to develop their own unique skills and cement their self-worth; for non-introverts, it breaks down stereotypes and provides helpful guidelines for building productive relationships with introverted colleagues and friends.